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Donatella Danielli (Purdue University)-Analytic and geometric properties of some variational inequalities and PDEs

Mathematics - Colloquium

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Stratton Hall
203

Abstract: In this talk I will present some topics at the forefront of current research in geometric PDEs of both elliptic - or subelliptic - and parabolic type. In particular, I will discuss models characterized by constrained dynamics (i.e., where motion is only allowed along a limited set of directions), and variational inequalities of obstacle type. The problems described not only arise in a number of mathematical context (for instance optimal control theory, mathematical finance, and geometry), but are also of interest in applied sciences such as mechanical engineering, robotics, and neurophysiology.

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult

E-mail: ma-chair@wpi.edu

Last Modified: January 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

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